Violet Smitmajer, of Antigo, died Sunday, September 9, 2018, at The Bay at Eastview. She was 90 years old. She was born on June 20, 1928, in Shawano, a daughter of Edward and Lena (Hommerding) Ingalls. She married Edward Smitmajer on May 3, 1950, in Waukegan, Illinois. He preceded her in death on August 20, 2009.
She attended Elmhurst grade school and Aniwa High School.
As a young lady she worked as a waitress for Uneeda Lunch in Antigo, the Bus Depot restaurant in Appleton and provided baby sitting services to several local families.
She and her husband operated a dairy farm in Polar for many years. From 1972 to 1983 Violet worked at Weinbrenner Shoe Company factory in Antigo and Merrill. Her last 21 years of employment were at Robbins Flooring Inc. in White Lake.
She was a member of the Leland-Tollefson VFW Post 2653-auxillary, and the ZCBJ Lodge 47.
She enjoyed knitting and the occasional beer.
Survivors include two daughters, Holly (Frank) Matucheski, Bryant, Cindy (Steve) Rasmussen, Wisconsin Rapids; four grandchildren, Michele (Christian ) Long-Matucheski, Oshkosh, Seth Matucheski, Bryant, Amanda (Yusuke) Yoshida, Japan, Ashleigh (Dustin) Halverson, Wisconsin Rapids; five great-grandchildren, Oliver Long, Ailin and Luka Yoshida, Westin and Violet Halverson; two sisters, Pearl Cleveland, Kaukauna, June Groeshel, Chilton; a brother, Tom (Mary) Ingalls, Spring Green.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Bradley Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Elmwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.
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You have my deepest condolences for your loss of Violet. Death is truly an enemy of all of us. She seemed to have such a positive effect on so many. Our loving heavenly father Jehovah knows the pain you are in and has promised a resurrection soon to come. That promise can be found in the Bible book of Revelation in chapter 21 and verses 3,4.
Holly & Family. Sorry to hear about your mom..We enjoyed doing her auction she was so much fun....John & Vikki Carbonari
I remember having troubles growing up in my home and because best friends with her daughter cindy still best friends today. went to see violet about 3 weeks ago with cindy and took some pictures with her. loved her just like a mom I never had. sure going to miss this lovely lady always. annette
I am so glad I went to see her in July. I remember when we used to play on her Farm, bale hay with her, talk her into taking us to Polar Lake to swim, and eating ice cream out of the freezer that was in the old house there on the farm. I will definitely miss her.
Dear Holly, you have our deepest sympathy with the passing of your mom. Peace be with you. Jo and Bob Lomprey
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